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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 4/7/2006 7:19:27 PM EDT
Damn!!!

Video
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:22:58 PM EDT
It's been awhile since I've seen that one.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:24:36 PM EDT
Ya, I pulled that one out of the old archives

Originally Posted By 2A373:
It's been awhile since I've seen that one.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:28:01 PM EDT
OK, I’ll bite.

WTF happened there? It looked like he was in hover fine and then the wake on the water kicks up and he drops like a stone.

Engine fail? Nozzle go whacky?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:36:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
OK, I’ll bite.

WTF happened there? It looked like he was in hover fine and then the wake on the water kicks up and he drops like a stone.

Engine fail? Nozzle go whacky?



It looks like he lost power. You see the wash from the engines but it stops completely just as he begins the rapid descent and never reappears. From the fall and up until impact with the water, the Harrier shows no thrust/wash on the water surface.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:51:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
OK, I’ll bite.

WTF happened there? It looked like he was in hover fine and then the wake on the water kicks up and he drops like a stone.

Engine fail? Nozzle go whacky?



Pilot screwed up.

RAF's official accident report (PDF file)
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